• Hastinapur


  • It is situated in district Meerut & connected through Meerut-Bijnor Road, about 37 kms. from Meerut and 100 kms. from Delhi. It has been the silent witness to the majestic, grandeur, royal conflicts and princely anecdotes of Pandavas & Kauravas. It was also known as capital city of Pandavas and Kauravas at the time of Mahabharata. Sites related to Mahabharata spread across the Hastinapur like Vidurr Tila, Pandaveshwar Temple, Baradri, Draunadeshwar Temple, Karna Temple, Draupadi Ghat and Kama Ghat etc.
  • Hastinapur is also a sacred place for Jain devotees. A number of masterpieces of architecture and center of great faith of Jain religion are also worth visiting here like - Jambudweep Jain Temple, Shwetambar Jain Temple, Prachin Digambar Jain Temple, Astapad Jain Temple and Shri Kailash Parvat Jain Temple Etc. Along with Sumeru Parvat and Kamal Temple in Jambudweep Jain Temple and whole premises of the Temple is worth a visit.
  • As being the birth place of Panch Pyare Bhai Dharam Singh, one of the five disciples of Guru Govind Singh Ji, Hastinapur is also a center of great faith for Sikh devotees. The Gurdwara at Saifpur Karamchandpur is a center of great devotion and faith for Sikh religion. Besides known for sacred place & historical palaces, Hastinapur is also known for its wildlife attraction, as sanctuary nearby is full of Flora and Fauna diversity, a center of wildlife tourism and adventure, ecotourism and related activities. Lodging and fooding facilities are also available in Hastinapur. Rest house of department of forest and guest house of P.W.D. with Jain Dharamshalas offers good lodging and fooding facilities there.

Shri Digamber Jain Bada Mandir is the oldest Jain Temple in Hastinapur. The main temple is believed to be built in the year 1801 under the auspices of Raja Harsukh Rai, who was the imperial treasurer of Emperor Shah Alam II. The principal deity in the main temple is 16th Jain Tirthankar, Shri Shantinath in Padmasana posture. The altar also has idols of 17th and 18th Tirthankara, Shri Kunthunath and Shri Aranath on each side. There are dozens of other temples and historical monuments in the premises which were mostly built in the late 20th century. Shri Digamber Jain Mandir Tirth Kshetra Committee is also managing numerous Dharmshalas for Jain pilgrims. It has many other facilities including Post Office, Police Sub-station, Jain Gurukul and Udaseen Ashram. There are nearby sites of tourist attraction as well, like Jal Mandir, Jain Library, Acharya Vidyanand Museum, 24 Tonks and ancient Nishiyaji’s, situated few kilometers from the main temple.

Kailash Parvat Rachna Hastinapur

Kailash Parvat is a 131 feet high structure, constructed under the aegis of Shri Digamber Jain Mandir Hastinapur. The principal deity here is of Rishabhanatha, the first Tirthankara. The Panch-Kalyanak Pratishtha Mahotsava of Kailash Parvat was accomplished in April 2006. Kailash Parvat premises consist of various Jain Temples, Yatri Niwas, Bhojanshala, Auditorium, Helipad and lots of tourist attractions.